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Spend Money


Hello everyone! My default really is ‘Hi guys’ 😆😆😆 but this would have to do.
Today’s post really is about you. Remember how we started the year with being intentional? Well it’s about that time of the year where we do a self appraisal and evaluate the progress so far. As cliche as this is going to sound, it’s not too late to meet your goals for the year. Yes, you might have to put it a lot more extra work or cut back on some extra pleasures but ultimately and hopefully you’ll realise that it was worth it.
Back to today’s post – Being intentional about you. Now, a lot of us have grown from the January ‘us’ and not just chronologically. We have grown in size or have improved in skill or have gained more knowledge and this is a very good thing – amazing in fact but I realised that a lot of this growth just happened. Imagine if you were now intentional about it.
Being intentional about self development is something a lot of us take for granted. There’s the crop of us that preach self improvement but at the same time, we look for free and cheap ways to get it done. Free seminars are good. Free skill classes are good. Free masterclasses (if they exist) are good. But one cannot put a price on the benefits of investment.
You see the amazing thing about nature is that it follows principles. Whenever you plant a seed, you get a harvest. When you invest, you get returns provided the conditions remain favourable and you picked out a good investment opportunity. You are your best investment because no one can cheat you out of your returns.
Spend money to improve yourself. It does not have to be a million naira but in self development programs, not only do you get to improve your skill set, I believe they also expose you to another point of view in your field or strengthen that which you have. It is also an amazing way to keep you accountable and in many cases build your network.
There really are many benefits of self development but today’s post is more about self investment.
Invest in yourself – in your wardrobe, your career, in your spiritual development, in your relationships. Spend something. Don’t do free all the time. Learn to spoil yourself sometimes. You’re worth the investment.
P. S. Forgive me for I type this with sleepy eyes as I have promised you a post today!
Shay
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I ate my friend


Hello everyone!! It’s June and I’m back *dancing a victory dance*

I had a series of exams and I just finished so this young lady is free again. Happy new month!!!

For those wondering, let me quickly say this – No. The title of this post is not a metaphor in any way. I really did eat my friend X_X. I didn’t plan to but I did.

Here’s what happened:

We met just outside my house about a month ago, I was passing by and I saw him just lying there. Well, my attention was drawn to him so I approached him, took him into my place and that’s how our relationship started. I gave him his own space in my place – I admit it was small at first but eventually I increased the space (See how nice I am!). I fed him for a while; he’s a vegetarian so he wouldn’t really eat what I was eating so I fed him separately. We had what we called our ‘play time’ where he’d leave his space and we’d just interact for a bit before he had to go back. It was fun really. This went on for about two weeks or so.

One day though, while he was out and ‘playing’ and I was cooking, he was making a mess around so I picked him up and threw him into the pot of boiling water. It was finally time. Snaily was delicious! Yes people, I ate my snail friend.

P.S. You know I have to draw a lesson out of this right? 😆😉

Be careful who you call your friends. Just because they ‘feed’ you and ‘play’ with you doesn’t mean they won’t drop you in a pot of hot water one day.

Okay that’s it for now. Sunday posts should be back regularly from this Sunday. Don’t forget to follow so you’ll get email alerts when the posts go up.

I’ve missed you,

Shay.

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Sagacious


My w

ord for this week is ‘sagacious‘. It means having or showing an ability to understand difficult ideas and situations and to make good decisions.
It is one thing to show or have the ability to do something and it is another thing to make good decisions. I like this firebrand word. Like I said in my last post, I’ll be off for a bit – till late June. I’ll explain when I come back but I couldn’t resist the urge to pop in and say:
‘HAPPY NEW MONTH!!!’
I especially want to appreciate all the new subscribers. (Old subscribers I love you too especially because you keep coming back!). Thank you for hitting that follow button. For the visitors on here reading this, it doesn’t take a minute really. Hit follow via email, enter your email address and you’re done!

Thank you.

In the mean time, enjoy posts from the blog. Feel free to use the search button for topics you might be interested in and I’d love if you left a comment to let me know your thoughts as well.

Some of my recent favourites are:

Leadership and Management

The concept of relativity

Achieving Balance

Feel free to explore more.

I’ve spoken too much. I’m off again,
Ciao!

Shay